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As a material for making dolls, wax was very delicate. To make it sturdy, doll makers added lead to the substance, a practice that cause the 1892 death of Charles Pierotti, one well-known London doll maker. Changes in temperature also destroyed wax heads as hot extremes made it melt and cold extremes made it contract and crack.

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  • Title: Doll
  • Date Created: 1885-1900
  • Location: Germany
  • Type: Dolls from the Nineteenth Century
  • Medium: wax, paint, fabric
  • Object ID: 80.1159

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